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What size of compression fitting will give tighter fit for a 3/8"ID x 1/2xOD tubing?
Edited by fortunesolace - 5/15/11 at 11:03am
 
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You have to match the compression fittings exactly...

for 3/8" ID 1/2" OD, you need exactly those compressions.


Theres different ones for 1/2"ID 5/8"OD and 1/2" ID 3/4" OD for example, even thought the internal diameter is the same.


Edit:

If you're asking if 1/2" ID will be tighter than 3/8" ID, there wont be a difference that's worth considering. There also wont be a difference in performance.
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Let me explain further what I'm asking. Like for example a 7/16"IDx5/8"OD tubing will be perfect/tighter for a 1/2"IDx5/8"OD compression fitting. What is the equivalent for 3/8"IDx1/2"OD tubing?
 
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Let me explain further what I'm asking. Like for example a 7/16"IDx5/8"OD tubing will be perfect/tighter for a 1/2"IDx5/8"OD compression fitting. What is the equivalent for 3/8"IDx1/2"OD tubing?

That only applies when using barbs, with compression fittings tubing and fitting sizes have to match.
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